Linked desktop and mobile pages- does SEO rank of mobile website even matter?

by sahil   Last Updated May 31, 2017 21:04 PM

The question is somewhat similar to this post. The only difference is, we have desktop version as and mobile version as The desktop page has mobile link in alternate tag and mobile page has desktop link in its canonical.

I have few doubts here:

  1. Would mobile website be crawled by google? I see some mobile pages are being crawled by google and some are not.
  2. Should the pages be identical i.e. these two pages are registration form and its short on mobile website but lengthy on desktop. So is it correct to have desktop link as canonical in the mobile website as these two are actually bit different for user and for bots too? Would google penalize us for this?
  3. If i change title, keywords on mobile website, would it impact seo? Can any change on mobile website impact SEO OR googlebots/crawler would only see Desktop version to rank our website?
  4. Is it correct to put mobile link in desktop's alternate tag AND desktop link in mobile's canonical tag? Should there be any other tags to link these two entities?

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